The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was Malcolm X assassinated on 21 February 1965?

2. How did King indicate protesters approaching Washington would arrive?

3. After a tentative agreement was reached on 11 May 1963, segregationists bombed what locations?

4. King wanted President Johnson to continue these programs, but President Johnson was distracted by the conflict in Vietnam.

5. How many people took part in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did King view Senator Barry Goldwater's nomination as the Republican Party's 1964 candidate for President?

2. What prompted King to visit Watts immediately following the riots despite being warned not to go there?

3. What reason did King give for his opting to work in Chicago in 1966?

4. Why did King and Abernathy leave jail in Birmingham?

5. What did King say in his address at the Atlanta dinner honoring his receipt of the Nobel Prize?

6. What did King stipulate in his comparison of racial discrimination in the South and the North?

7. Why did King use the phrase "one of the most important meetings we ever convened" to depict a SCLC staff meeting held in November, 1967?

8. What did King stipulate about being jailed in Selma, Alabama?

9. What did King view as democracy's most significant challenge?

10. How did King view Birmingham, Alabama?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

King frequently used the analogies of being on mountaintops or in valleys within his writings to illustrate his points. What are various examples of other times King employed the analogy tool to convey a point?

Essay Topic 2

Judge King's perspective of Senator Barry Goldwater. Why was he disgusted by the Republican Party's presidential nomination of Goldwater in 1964? How did King view his stances on foreign policy issues? Did he consider Goldwater a racist? Why did King believe Goldwater's nomination would aid racists?

Essay Topic 3

Assess the view King held of the student sit-in phase of the early 1960s. What were aspects of protests of that era that he felt distinguished them from earlier periods? What did King stipulate was the ultimate goal of blacks with regard to whites? What did he specify was the moral obligation and ultimate aim of blacks in his analysis of the student movement? "The most significant aspect of this student movement" that King identified was what?

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